July 18, 2010
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December 22, 1989 |
Five years ago, Beverly Churchfield of Mission Viejo was browsing in an antique shop when an unusual but striking narrow object caught her eye. It was a rare Victorian hat pin. That single hat pin started her on a collection that now numbers more than 600 and is worth thousands of dollars. Once she acquired the first antique pin, Churchfield wanted to display it in a Victorian hat-pin holder. But buying the holder created the need for more pins because it had many holes, like a large saltshaker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1999 |
KEY YOUNG KIM 15, junior, Van Nuys High School; lives in Panorama City I never understood exactly why students from my school are not allowed to wear hats that don't have a Van Nuys High logo. If a student wants to wear a hat, it has to be a team hat or one purchased from the student store for $11. I prefer regular hats to our school hats because the regular ones are more fashionable and comfortable. Hats with logos from Nike, Adidas, etc. are only allowed when there is bad weather.
April 13, 1995 |
Most designers will readily acknowledge the influence of Coco Chanel. Los Angeles milliner Anita Hopkins takes it a step further, encouraging comparisons with the French design legend, noting that each launched her design career with headgear, that each saw convention as something to rebel against. That's not to say Hopkins' hats much resemble Chanel's. Hardly. There are no severe lines. No artificial flowers tacked on the brim. No linings. No inside bands. No stiffness. No machine stitching.
May 1, 2004 |
Fran Dye is 80 years old and a bit weary from her cross-country plane trip, but when she hands Wayne Esterle a white straw hat, she breaks into a jig. "We're going to go a little fancy!" she trills. Dozens of hats are piled in Esterle's workshop; he'll be up past midnight adorning each one with flowers and feathers and yards of tulle ribbon. Still, he manages a grin for Dye. "You got it!" he tells her. Then he picks up his glue gun and a creamy silk hydrangea. So much frou-frou, so little time.
January 13, 2002 |
Two years ago, when Hatco--the Texas firm that creates Stetsons--advertised for help, they did so only with the vaguest plan of mustering new blood. Designer Gary Rosenthal, now entering his 70s, was hardly ready to retire. Although he'd launched each Stetson made for almost 30 years, working with an icon tends to energize a man. And Stetson--crown of ranchers, movie cowboys and weekend good old boys--has gleamed with legendary luster since the Civil War.
December 6, 1998 |
When Carlisle's of Pittsburgh outfitted its first bride with a hat and veil, Grover Cleveland was president, the light bulb was a novelty and nobody had ever heard of the Wright Brothers. From whirlwind courtships to society weddings, Carlisle's has supplied women with the fashions of the day--enormous hats, Chantilly lace, even the dreaded "mermaid" look of the 1980s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1992 |
These may be the dog days of summer for the rest of us. But every day of the year is this way for Gwen Zeller, a Venice Beach resident who sells sunglasses and hats to collies and dachshunds from a doghouse-size shop. "One day, I was out jogging with my own two dogs and noticed they were squinting in the sun," Zeller said. "I thought to myself: 'That's not fair.' So I decided to do something about it."
June 15, 2001 |
Spc. Angela Pena spent two hours in front of the mirror shaping and adjusting her new black beret, saying she didn't want to look like "a French baker." She and thousands of other U.S. soldiers, from the 38th Parallel in Korea to offices a world away from danger, replaced their baseball-style field caps and other headgear with black berets Thursday in a move intended to boost morale. Pena will wear hers as a clerk here at the home of the Army's elite Rangers, once the only U.S.
November 3, 1989 |
Add this to the mounting evidence that women are tired of the more predictable parts of modern life: a little hat shop--Patina Millinery--tucked between a bakery and a swimming-pool supply on North La Brea Avenue. Patina Millinery is the vision of artists-turned-milliners Jodi Bentsen and Katrin Noon, who have filled the high-ceilinged, garret-like space with custom-made, one-of-a-kind hats that evoke another era.